Welcome to the national government of the United States of America.
The table above represents the Declaration of Independence and is buried under all this stuff. The preservative of the table is the U.S. Constitution. The preservative will eventually be obliterated as all this stuff rots.
What we are witnessing in D.C. can be likened to those unable to work in an office that is so cluttered, ‘they don’t know where to begin.’ Is the national government out of control? No, because being out of control implies it can be brought under control and, it cannot be brought under control. The national government is unmanageable on any level.
So what to do? Attorneys involved in a jury trial (at least the ones I worked with), developed a singular theme (hook) from which all communication with the jury hung. From opening to closing statements, it all had to hang from this one hook.
Back to the mess in D.C. Is there a single theme on which all might agree? Perhaps not. But I am going to share mine.
Shrinking the size of the national government is the key. And that begs the question, how do you shrink it?
Enter the hook … Isaac Newton’s Third Law:
“To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.”
- For every piece of legislation passed, there must be included the elimination of 250 laws
- For every Executive Order signed, the President must eliminate 2 others he has signed and eliminate 100 from other Presidents
- For every regulation issued by any Department/Agency, 150 must be eliminated.
This should clean up the table and stop the rotting.
While not a perfect idea, it’s a start.
What do you think?